David Erkens, assistant professor of accounting at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, received the 2013 Best Early Career Researcher Award from the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.
The award, co-sponsored by the AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), includes a $2,000 grant given to the researcher with the best overall body of research in management accounting. Eligible research must have been completed within the first five years of joining a faculty.
Erkens received the award for his research on management control and corporate governance. His work examines the choice of performance measures in incentive contracts; the use of equity compensation in R&D-intensive firms; the value of corporate governance during the financial crisis; and the role of accounting financial experts on audit committees.